The Boat That Rocked

Continuity mistake: People are often shown listening to the radio at completely different times of day to the times shown on the boat.

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Revealing mistake: As the boat is in its final minutes, two of the crew are shown swimming across the deck to get to the dry part. But once they've climbed up, their clothes are still dry.

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Factual error: Many of the songs featured in the film, almost all of which are portrayed as being singles actually being played by the disc jockeys, came out after the 1966 setting of the film, including Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (June 1967), Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover" (November 1968), The Who's "I Can See For Miles" (October 1967), Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cried Mary" (May 1967), the Turtles' "Elenore" (November 1968) and Herb Alpert's "This Guy's in Love with You" (April 1968) among several others.

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Angus: What about this? What about this situation right here? Can't fuck your way out of this one, can you Mark?

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Simon: I believe the technical term is a *fuckload* of boats!

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Minister Dormandy: We have their testicles in our hands, Twatt, and it feels good.

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Question: When the boat first starts sinking, some nameless crew members are shown trying to sort things out. But I don't remember them appearing again, even when the DJs were being rescued. Did they drown?

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Chosen answer: They can be seen in a couple of long shots of the ship's prow as the DJs shelter there. It's reasonable to assume, given that they were present when the rescue flotilla arrived, that they were picked up as well, just off-screen while the film focused on the main characters.

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